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Spain to host 2024 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

14 February 2024
Spain to host 2024 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

The EBU and RTVE are excited to announce that the 22nd Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will be held in Spain later this year.

Spain’s national public broadcaster RTVE will host for the first time in the competition’s history after coming 2nd in 2023’s Contest in Nice - won by France’s Zoe Clauzure singing “Coeur”. 

Spain won the second edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2004.

The Host City and dates for the 2024 Contest will be announced in due course. 

Martin Österdahl, the EBU’s JESC Executive Supervisor said: “20 years after their Junior Eurovision Song Contest win, we’re thrilled to finally bring the Contest to Spain. We’re grateful to RTVE for accepting to host the 22nd edition of the competition which gives young artists from across Europe an incredible platform to showcase their talent. We’re very much looking forward to the fiesta that awaits in Spain later this year!”

The rules of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest do not require the winning broadcaster to host the following year, as in the Eurovision Song Contest, but they do get first refusal should they wish to stage the next year’s competition.  

France Télévisions decided to hand over the organisation of the 2024 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The EBU warmly thanks them for staging incredible shows in 2021 and 2023 following their previous two victories. 

Following the decision, RTVE, who came second in 2023 with Sandra Valero’s “Loviu”, were offered the opportunity to produce the 22nd edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest later this year. 

Ana María Bordas, Spain's Head of Delegation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and JESC Steering Group Member said: "RTVE welcomes with great enthusiasm EBU's invitation for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2024 to be held in Spain.”

She added: “For RTVE, hosting the next JESC is another step in the effort that the public broadcaster has made in recent years to promote Eurovision in Spain and give more relevance to our music.

“From now on, RTVE will work closely with the EBU and the Steering Group to organize the best JESC possible. We will employ our best creative, technical and human resources to offer a festival designed for young artists in a festive and safe environment.

We are sure that the Spanish public will also receive this announcement with great enthusiasm and will welcome the Eurovision community with open arms."

The 2023 Junior Eurovision Song Contest reached 27 million people on linear TV across 15 measured markets and a further 3.5 million viewers saw content on the Official JESC YouTube channel in the lead up to, and week following, the event.

There was also huge engagement from across the world on the event’s other digital platforms. 

On Instagram there was 25 million impressions of JESC content during the event week - an 80% increase year on year, whilst on TikTok followers of the channel increased by 70% year on year. Videos on the JESC TikTok channel were seen 28 million times – a 200% increase from 2022’s event.  

Content on both Instagram and Facebook reached 2.2 million people and there were 12 million views of videos on the official JESC YouTube channel.

Viewers in 185 countries helped to decide the result of last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest by voting online. 

More details about the 2024 event will be announced in the coming months. 

Catch up with all the backstage fun in Nice last year on our social media channels @JuniorEurovision on TikTok, @junioreurovisionofficial on Instagram and Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Facebook.


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Dave Goodman

Digital and Communications Manager - Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest